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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 17, 2014 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: spilt milk

Do you think so, Bill? I think conflicts are best resolved wherever possible, not avoided. Case in point, myself and Micah, when we were taking a pop at each other we could have retreated into silence punctuated by the occasional burst of sniping but instead we sorted it out, and I think we're the better for having done so.

But we're all still assholes, nonetheless!

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 17, 2014 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: spilt milk

I agree Rob. You have to go at it head-on. However, that only works if both parties are ready to resolve. Otherwise,as you said, not possible.

Around here it usually goes like this:

Poster #1: .....so when I call you an asshole or douchebag it's all in good humor.

Poster #2: Well then, now that I know the rules, have at it...douchebag.

Poster #1: Ha! Welcome.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 17, 2014 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: spilt milk

And there in a nutshell you have encapsulated the entire wordsmith/SDH sideshow!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 17, 2014 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: spilt milk

Rob, there was no avoidance to that conflict. It was there. And not all conflict can be avoided. When faced with the unavoidable conflict, a quick and rational resolution is the proper course of action. But as high flow said, both parties must be willing to resolve. Avoidance can sometimes mean a quick defusing of a volatile situation, but that could be construed as resolution as well.

And knowing the rules of engagement helps too.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2014-01-17 23:28:23

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